Panamera S Hybrid Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Porsche has introduced the new Panamera S Hybrid variant of its Gran Turismo Panamera model. The Panamera S Hybrid will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. It’s not a secret that many of us don’t exactly share the same enthusiasm for the Porsche luxury sedan as does Porsche or any of the sedan’s owners.

The new Hybrid model features the same silhouette of the fuel-powered Panamera. It gets a low, wide stance and a sleek roofline, while still trying to maintain true sports car proportions. The car’s front will be distinguished by a Bi-Xenon headlight design with LED technology, while the rear gets a new lid with a large glass screen and a spoiler. The final touch is provided by a new set of wheels, starting with a standard 18" and going up to the optional 20".

Inside, Every Panamera has a high level of standard specification that includes leather interior, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear ParkAssist, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls, cruise control and a three year warranty.

Powering the Panamera S Hybrid is a 3.0 liter V6 compressor engine with 333 PS (245 kW/329 bhp) coupled with an 47 PS (34 kW/ 46 bhp) electric motor for a total output of 380 PS (279 kW / 375 bhp). The electric motor also works as both a generator and starter and is fed current from a nickel-metal hydride battery. The Panamera S Hybrid comes with Porsche's eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox.

0 to 100 km/h acceleration takes just 6.0 seconds and top speed is a breezy 270 km/h (168 mph). The gasoline V6 is turned-off at "sailing" speeds of up to 165 km/h (103 mph) during highway stretches to save fuel.

The hybrid Panamera features an average fuel-economy rating of 7.1 liters/100 km (40 mpg imperial) and on electric power alone can run up to 2 km (1.24 miles) or reach a top speed of 85 km/h (53 mph). CO2 emissions are 167 g/km on the European cycle.

It goes on sale in Europe starting in June with prices in Germany beginning at €106,185, including VAT and country-specific equipment.

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